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South Dakota Board of Examiners for Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists The effect of the rules will be to clarify requirements of an approved counseling program’s practicum and internship requirements for education acceptable for licensure as a professional counselor; clarify the required methods of supervision for post graduate supervisees to allow flexibility in the required observation of supervisees seeking a professional counselor license or marriage and family therapist license; clarify that a post-graduate plan of supervision automatically expires upon issuance of a professional counselor, professional counselor-mental health, or marriage and family therapist license; add the Counselor Rehabilitation Certification Examination (CRC) as an acceptable national examination for meeting the requirements of licensure as a professional counselor; and allow the Board to accept an examination deemed equivalent to the Association of Marital and Family Regulatory Board’s National Examination on Marital Therapy for purposes of meeting the examination requirement of licensure as a marriage and family therapist. 09/30/2022 11/01/2022 09/29/2022
Economic Assistance - Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) program The proposed rule change effect will be to update the length of coverage for the Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) program from eight months to twelve months for eligible refugees with entry dates on or after October 1, 2021. The length of coverage is mandated by the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement, who announced this change on March 28, 2022. The RMA program is entirely federally funded. The law implemented is also being updated throughout the Chapter. 10/07/2022 11/01/2022 10/17/2022